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Vondelpark

Van Baedestraat & Vondelpark | Museum Quarter, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Stadsdeel Zuid)
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As featured in Amsterdam for young kids
Ranked #12 of 303 Attractions in Amsterdam
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Type: Parks
Activities: Biking, Inline skating
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Amsterdam's most famous park was designed and built in 1850 and today is a popular place for tourists and residents who can enjoy a variety of outdoor... more » Owner description: Amsterdam's most famous park was designed and built in 1850 and today is a popular place for tourists and residents who can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities such as biking, hiking, jogging and picnicking. « less
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Houston, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

My first time in Amsterdam I stay right next to this park. It never fascinated me at all but it was in Dec 2003. I rented a bike and rode the entire park. It was relaxing and peaceful during the time of Sept 2014. I wouldn't recommend walking to the park. Simply because if you seen one park, you've seen... More

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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed much to stroll around on a sunny day in the park with a pair of bikes that we rented nearby. The park is not so big if you travel with bikes, so 2-3 hours (picnic time included!) are way than enough time.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Lovely park, lots going on. Worth seeing it by bike. We used Mike's Bike Tours which were fab: great fun, entertaining and knowledgeable. The cycling was terrifying though.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I always feel that the best discoveries are made best by accident, of course I would have seen it on a map but to find it on this slow and quiet Sunday morning was special. The landscape is beautiful, the mature trees and slightly turning colours give it an air of tranquility yet it is full of life. Families, cyclists... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

It was Sunday and a beautiful day, Vondelpark seemed the obvious choice. We walked from Jordaan, had coffee and salad at one of the cafés, then walked a circuit of the park, trying to stay off the main track. What a lovely way to spend half the day. Admittedly, there were a couple of rough looking guys at either end... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

If you like grass, the occasional flower bed and lake, perhaps bunch of teens smoking pot and homeless people, then this is the park for you. I wouldn't say this park is unpleasant, it makes for a relaxing walk or to sit and rest for a while. But not worth walking all the way just to see it. I'm sure... More

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

A huge park in the center of Amsterdam, with a few lakes, cafes, etc. I was lucky to occur there in one of the sunny days of this September 2014, it was possible to sit on the grass having an improvised sunbath :-)

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Malmo, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

It is in the heart of the city and it is lovely to walk around, ride a bike or read a book. Me and my boyfriend walked a little and then had a lovely picnic, a chill afternoon at the park.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Highly recommend a visit. The park itself is huge, has plenty of wildlife, walks, cafes, ponds and areas to sit and relax in. My girlfriend and I spent a wonderful sunny afternoon sunbathing on one of the fields after strolling around the park. It's also a perfect place to sit and people watch as there are always plenty of interesting... More

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Newport, Rhode Island
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

In a city of canals, there isn't a lot of open space, so it makes sense that residents embrace places like this. The park is beautiful, with lots of expansive fields, ponds, benches, walking and biking paths, and mostly locals enjoying the outdoors. A nice place to spend a couple of hours to unwind if you want to take a... More

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